It’s official: President Donald Trump to attend Alabama-LSU game

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It’s official: President Donald Trump to attend Alabama-LSU game

President Donald Trump attended the 2017 National Championship game in Atlanta, where Alabama faced off against Georgia. CW / Hannah Saad

President Donald Trump attended the 2017 National Championship game in Atlanta, where Alabama faced off against Georgia. CW / Hannah Saad

President Donald Trump attended the 2017 National Championship game in Atlanta, where Alabama faced off against Georgia. CW / Hannah Saad

President Donald Trump attended the 2017 National Championship game in Atlanta, where Alabama faced off against Georgia. CW / Hannah Saad

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President Donald Trump confirmed during a Wednesday night rally in Monroe, Louisiana that he would be attending the Alabama vs LSU game on Saturday.

“This Saturday I’m going to be at a certain game,” he said to the crowd. “It’s LSU vs a pretty good team from Alabama.”

Christopher Walsh of BamaCentral broke the news of his potential arrival early Monday afternoon, but the original report did not have confirmation from UA officials. Shortly afterward, CNN White House correspondent and UA alumna Kaitlan Collins tweeted that the president was expected to attend the game.

“President Trump is currently expected to attend the Alabama-LSU game this Saturday, I’m told,” Collins said in the tweet. “No word on my whereabouts yet but stay tuned.”

The face-off between currently ranked No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

Trump has previously seen the Crimson Tide compete in person during the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Atlanta in January of 2018. 

The game will be the third sporting event Trump has attended in the last two weeks, following a World Series game in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 27 and a UFC event in New York on Saturday. The president was met with boos at both events, with a chant of “Lock him up” breaking out in the crowd during the World Series game.